Monday Forum: January 14, 2019

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  1. Memoryvault

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You’ve got to be kidding?
    For writing “and easier to spell”?

  2. John Constantine

    Dunno if I would mix transform with booze.

    Just saying that the way my body chemistry works, I have been prescribed various stuff after various spectacular incidents.

    I still got half a bottle of Oxycontin around somewhere for a dental emergency.

    The Oxy was nice, but I had no trouble putting an unfinished bottle away in a drawer.

    The tramadol, that was scarily nice and I couldn’t not clean it up, and I nearly sweated when the bulk bill pill mill offered me more, but I could refuse, just.

    Everybody different, but just because an imported medico says try it to see if you like it doesn’t mean they can make you a regular client with it.

    I should have realised something was up when the clinic had to ring Canberra for approval to supply it.

  3. bespoke

    Memoryvault
    #2907145, posted on January 14, 2019 at 5:39 pm
    What was the verdict at the quack’s?

    RSI

  4. Shy Ted

    From the last open forum, all you Cats with bad shoulders, if you took all the worst bits from your shoulders and made one terrible shoulder from it you’d have my shoulder. However a chance conversation put me onto Curcumin and it has had a remarkable effect. Haven’t had any Panadol or Ibuprofen since day 1. Doesn’t cure any of the problems but the anti-inflammatory effect is wonderful. 15,800mg, one a day. Give it a try. Had the other shoulder operated on 10 years ago and the surgeon described it as a mess but it’s got me through the decade. GP says they don’t do shoulder surgery anymore unless you’re willing to part with $20k. Plenty of money for awareness campaigns and health promotion but not to relieve old and pained Cats. John Constantine might say Comraaades about now.

  5. John Constantine

    Skynet of course auto corrected tramadol to transform.

    Self aware bastaaaaard thing.

  6. DrBeauGan

    In passing I mentioned Hopkins in idle conversation to a fellow English teacher once. A po-faced, humourless and bold feminist. “He was a self flagellator you know, was her response.

    Well, that does tell us something new and interesting about Hopkins. All The Windhover tells us is that he got orgasmic about watching birds of the feathered variety.

  7. Leigh Lowe

    Just watching the Finance report on Channel 7 news.
    They reported a 1% drop in the All Ords to 5,7xx something.
    The actual market was pretty much flat … All Ords down about 1.5 points (0.025%) to 5833 points.
    It looks like the commentary and figures came from about a week ago.
    Another clueless j’ism student writing copy about stuff they know sfa about.

  8. calli

    None, on the snorkelling/scuba – just had a look at the original story and, lo and behold! it’s been updated.

    Silly me. I had imagined the writer would check before committing it to the interwebs. Particularly as I’m paying for their expertise.

  9. cohenite

    A rather mixed response to Gerard’s master piece. The head prefect set’s the tone:

    Horses for courses. You may get off of that, but poetry is crap in my mind if not just a tad bit gay.

    To which of course the only response is to note pearls before swine and that Islam’s poetry is swinish.

    The point about Gerard Manly Hopkins is that linguistically he demonstrated the flexibility of the English language. Before we go to Donne another example from another poet:

    When old age shall this generation waste,
    Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
    Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say’st,
    “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

    That particular effort was an attempt to describe the ineffable; some science equations attempt that as well but not as elegantly.

  10. struth

    From the last open forum, all you Cats with bad shoulders,

    we’ve all got bad shoulders due to the weight of the bloody world we’re holding up.

  11. johanna

    JC
    #2907161, posted on January 14, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Johanna

    If it was Queanbyean, what you may have been staring at, incredulously, were three normally ‘weighted” gals- a rarity in that part of the world. Please stop pushing fat acceptance as we’re not buying into it. Anorexic sheilas are always loners and generally don’t hang in groups – particularly of their own variety.

    Lowlife.

    I watched the parents of an anorexic child try to stop her from killing herself. You have NFI.

  12. thefrolickingmole

    We dish out a bit of tramadol for injuries, its fairly popular with the docs and works well.

    I must confess to being ignorant of how well it works, panadol is about the strongest Ive needed (so far).

    One of the more annoying things about the taboo on morphine is its led to a plethora of other addictive drugs for pain relief.

  13. Tel

    JC, if you have made it this far in life without coming to the realization that roundabouts are the work of the Devil then you must be missing some fundamental ability perceive the bleeding obvious. Should that not be fiendish enough … check the original diabolical plan:

    https://wakeup-world.com/2014/10/27/cracking-the-canberra-code/cracking-the-canberra-code-plan-by-walter-burley-griffin-1913/

    The little imp designed partial roundabouts, that lead you on in an almost complete circle but then have the last bit missing so you have to turn back in confusion. He built hexagonal roundabouts specifically intended to create a sense of disorientation in his victims. He even put a little triangle inside a roundabout just to mess with people.

    It’s the product of a twisted mind … like a huge gang of masons got loose and ran free.

  14. Memoryvault

    It seems I am banned from writing anything about anything.

  15. DrBeauGan

    Lift your game.

    Churchill was who he was, warts and all. That’s it.

    Lift your game you daft woman. My comment related to one by None. I was making your point. But you missed it, either by not reading it, or being as dumb as a toadstool.

  16. DrBeauGan

    “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

    That is a load of bollocks.

  17. None

    CallI – there were certainly early reports referring to scuba diving so you weren’t wrong and I was just reporting what I had read most recently. As always happens with a breaking story, the initial news reports are rather fluid and often untrustworthy. Either way this group seems to have been incredibly stupid.

  18. old bloke

    You learn something new everyday. I just discovered that France still retains territory in Canada, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, just to the south of Newfoundland.

  19. calli

    Always pack extra vowels when holidaying in the Balkans.

    And a cache of definite and indefinite articles for Russia. They’re worth folding money on streets.

  20. Caveman

    Work outside the box and write anything about nothing.
    Dr Watson is hitting it out of the park.” Jeans make black people less intelligent. “

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    suzanne
    3 hours ago
    “Indigenous academic Pat Dudgeon, from the University of Western Australia, has blamed the crisis on colonisation.” Interesting, when the same Pat Dudgeon said in her report in 2014 ” youth suicide across the top end had been almost non-existent before the 1980s, but now had reached “crisis proportions” From SMH “Culture is key to tackling suicide epidemic elders say” 14/4/2014

    Comment, from the Oz.

  22. Steve trickler.

    No bloke with a shopping trolley to been seen here.

    The IDF showed mercy.



  23. Roger

    Her thesis was completed in 2008 and is called Mothers of Sin: Indigenous Women’s Perceptions of Identity and Sexuality/Gender.

    Now that sounds like a barrel of laughs.

    I wonder if it was published?

  24. bespoke

    John Constantine
    #2907174, posted on January 14, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    That was amazing, sure puts things in perspective.

  25. cohenite

    “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

    That is a load of bollocks.

    What isn’t.

  26. mh

    Blair Cottrell 🇦🇺
    Blair Cottrell 🇦🇺
    @blaircottrell89
    ·
    4h
    Imagine every institution in your whole social-political system attacking fathers and masculinity, and breaking apart families so that the state could offer itself as a surrogate father/husband, to make the population more hopelessly dependent on it. How crazy would that be.

    LBJ did it with the US black community and got the desired outcome.

  27. JC

    Pete M

    Pray tell me, what did I miss last night, as I was on and off here? Remind me.

    And now you are getting stuck into johanna over an ordinary comment on 3 young skinny ladies.

    Ho

    Skinny or anorexic? Big difference. I’ve never ever skin skin and bone sheilas in groups. It’s a lonely disease which is why I believe she’s bullshitting. If she saw three sheilas they were skinny, not anorexic especially judging by the location.

    I’m way past your shit. If you use some weird nick within the first sentence I’m scrolling by.

    You didn’t this time, so i don’t believe you will because I’m very interesting. 🙂 You’ve promised that before and it hasn’t worked out. But I must say it would be good if you did, because these days most of our interactions are you being sanctimonious and I’m a little tired of it.

    I think the blog owner might even appreciate if you didn’t start so many stoushes, usually over simple misunderstandings or just pointless garbage on both sides.

    Actually if you care to look, every single one of these stoushes was essentially a counter kicking because they started it.

    You are aware how the drunken former Canberra beauty queen was out of action for several months over behavior issues, right? Well two days ago, while presumably still on parole, she decided to start a stoush abusing me.
    Cronkite is frequently trying to have a go in that unique dullard fashion of his and of course Memory Fault only tries in groups.

    Counter hits are a bitch, but it’s also a lesson learning experience. Please shut the fuck up and play by your own rules. I notice also, you picked up the Rooster as a follower. That’s winning. 🙂

    So tiring. Not winning.

    Tough work, but it has to be done.

    Is this honestly enjoyable to you? Must be as you’ve been cracking metaphoric skulls for years and seem inexhaustible.

    It’s not enjoyable, but I feel it needs to be done.

    You must be wholly bored with life to spend so many hours at this.

    It’s down time and decent entertainment.

    On a serious issue though, the solo beauty queen was attacking another person for tax-grabbing. Don’t walk away and try and answer this. Doesn’t one tax eater attacking another tax eater strike you as seriously fucking hypocritical?

    See and she calls me a “lowlife” and personalizes it. She’s madder than ever and parole is not helping.

  28. cohenite

    I wonder if it was published?

    The only place that should be published is down the toilet.

  29. cohenite

    Actually if you care to look, every single one of these stoushes was essentially a counter kicking because they started it.

    Quote of the thread and the pinnacle of self delusion to which the only possible reply is:

  30. JC

    Lowlife.

    I watched the parents of an anorexic child try to stop her from killing herself. You have NFI.

    Every time the drunkard is caught she goes for the personalized story as though an irrelevant anecdote like this is supposed to disprove what is said.

    The drunk said she saw three anorexic sheilas in the shopping center together. I’ve never, in all my life, seen a gaggle of anorexics together. Ever. It’s a lonely illness.

  31. MatrixTransform

    Skynet of course auto corrected tramadol to transform.

    after last last nite we are all well aware of what happens when Transform and alcohol are mixed

  32. Bazinga ! We have a winner.

    JC claims all the stouches he get into are because the other side start it.

    Where is that ABC Fact check unit when we need it ?

  33. 132andBush

    California Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Ban Paper Receipts Based On Claims They’re Full Of Harmful ‘Toxins’ (8 Jan)

    I wonder when the first person will die from the fumes of a Woolies cash register receipt? Although I suppose it could be due to a paper cut, if they’re a haemophiliac.

    Little anecdote from last year.
    Due to the late spring rain I was spraying weeds immediately post harvest on some paddocks.
    Went to town one arvo for some extra chemicals and while in there got a call from my wife, “could I please pick up some groceries”?
    Because it wasn’t planned I had to buy the stupid 15c bags from Coles (x3).
    Back at the ute I could smell the really strong pong of this.
    As it was in the brew I’d been spraying I thought it was a splash on my boots or some such but I couldn’t work out why I hadn’t already smelt it.
    Turns out two of the three “re-usable” Coles bags absolutely reeked with the identical smell of the above chemical.

    BoN, any thoughts.

  34. DrBeauGan

    cohenite
    #2907233, posted on January 14, 2019 at 7:33 pm
    “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

    That is a load of bollocks.

    What isn’t.

    I quite like The Bait by John Donne. It’s amusing. The last three stanzas are:

    Let others freeze with angling reeds,
    And cut their legs with shells and weeds,
    Or treacherously poor fish beset,
    With strangling snare, or windowy net.

    Let coarse bold hands from slimy nest
    The bedded fish in banks out-wrest;
    Or curious traitors, sleeve-silk flies,
    Bewitch poor fishes’ wand’ring eyes.

    For thee, thou need’st no such deceit,
    For thou thyself art thine own bait:
    That fish, that is not catch’d thereby,
    Alas, is wiser far than I.

    For JC’s benefit, he’s chatting up a chick. Whether it worked, we don’t know.

  35. None

    10 years from PhD (late in life) to Professor is quite a trajectory. A bit turbo charged.

  36. None

    JC, hate to break this to you but your experience is not the sum totality of human existence. Give it a rest.

  37. DrBeauGan

    And in case anyone here doesn’t know and cares, Donne rhymes with gun, not gone. Which is why Terry Pratchett calls the frightful engine of destruction a gonne. It’s an in joke for English teachers.

  38. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    5h
    The Trump portrait of an unsustainable Border Crisis is dead on. “In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with Criminal Records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes & 4000 violent killings.” America’s Southern Border is eventually going to be militarized and defended or the United States, as we have known it, is going to cease to exist…And Americans will not go gentle into that good night. Patrick Buchanan. The great people of our Country demand proper Border Security NOW!

    The ball is in your court now, Mr President. Declare the national emergency and build the wall.

  39. Rae

    DrBeauGan #2907223, posted on January 14, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

    That is a load of bollocks.

    Ode to a Greek Urn: John Keats

    From the Greek urns that John Keats once saw in the British Museum emerged one of the most important English poems of the 19th century.

    A man standing in silence in a museum observes a Greek urn. From the urn comes the silent voice of the past. But it is not just any man that observes, and neither is it just any urn. It is the English poet John Keats, standing in a room of the British Museum in London, and the urn is a product of his imagination. According to Julio Cortázar, the urn that Keats writes about is an invention that sprang from the fusion of various Greek urns in the British Museum and others that the poet had seen in etchings by Piranesi.

    Keats_urnWe have written evidence of what the urn inspired in Keats as, in 1819, he wrote one of his famous odes, “On a Grecian Urn”. Keats was a keen visitor to the museum and knew it well, to the extent that he could recognize new pieces when they were added to the museum’s collection. His love for classical art and his spectacular imagination made the creation of this great poetic work possible.

    The ode to a Grecian urn is an ekphrasis (a detailed description of an object) The ekphrasis tradition has existed since Ancient Greece: one of the most famous is perhaps that referring to Achilles’s shield in The Iliad. The poem begins by giving human characteristics to the urn, “Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness”, “Thou foster-child of Silence and Slow time, Sylvan historian” (sylva, in Greek, means “forest”). The urn narrates, through the poet’s voice, the history of a people, portrayed in its marmoreal surface.

    Keats assures us that the urn, in all its silence, can better tell history than any human verse. The object contains legends of mortals and gods. The artistic piece, the funerary urn (although the poet takes care to never mention the final use of the recipient), is a mirror of Greek history, of its myths, its peoples, but it is also a mirror of the poet’s mind.

    The treatment of time and memory in the poem are singular: the scene is frozen in time, like a photograph. The poet read in the urn what we read in his poem; time does not pass, at least not for those who are immortalized in art. The silent form, immune to old age, relates stories and melodies that are ‘ever new’ that invite the poet to be reflected in the urn – a silent witness to history – and to speak of themselves.

    To create an ekphrasis is to try to stop time, portray a second and make of an object something that will always last. In this way, the artist and the object of their art transcend. But, paradoxically, the figures of the urn will not achieve eternity without being inhuman.

    Keats closes the poem with the chiasmus: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty, —that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know”. It is not clear if this phrase is said by the urn or by the poet. But in any case, facing the object itself, the poet is not talking about its visual value – of its form or its colors – but the fact that it transcends time and is capable of seeing, through language, what an object does not show at first sight and what only a poet can see in a funerary urn. The Greek urn talks, finally of the beauty of time and of the finite, as the lovers painted on it will never embrace; they are paused, about to touch each other, forever.

    You are, as always, Bogan, full of shit.

  40. Shy Ted

    Been a naughty Cat and blown positive on the breathalyzer? Afraid you’re gonna lose your license? Not in all cases.

  41. calli

    Donne is wonderful.

    Our two souls therefore, which are one,
    Though I must go, endure not yet
    A breach, but an expansion,
    Like gold to airy thinness beat.

    Great stuff.

    (It disappeared before. Perhaps the Spaminator doesn’t like love poems)

  42. Tintarella di Luna

    “The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”
    –James D. Nicoll

    The English lexicon is a history lesson of how Great Britain was invaded, and invaded and invaded – Great Britain is the Great Grandmother of Diversity

  43. DrBeauGan

    calli
    #2907251, posted on January 14, 2019 at 8:08 pm
    Donne is wonderful.

    He sure beats Keats, who is a sentimental nong. Donne is witty and intelligent, something nobody ever said about Keats. Or rae.

  44. Bruce of Newcastle

    132andBush

    No idea why Coles bags might smell of 2,4-D, but it’s simple aromatic chemical and breaks down into common chemicals like dichlorophenol, which is similar to urinal blocks (p-dichlorobenzene).

    2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid

    I don’t know what the manufacturers use for the new Coles bags. But there’re plasticizers and lubricants, of similar ilk. I don’t use Coles bags, I refuse to. Instead I load it all back into my trolley and take it to my car, where I’ve stashed a large mk 1 cardboard box. Pox on Coles and Woolies.

  45. Tintarella di Luna

    For JC’s benefit, he’s chatting up a chick. Whether it worked, we don’t know.

    For chatting up a chick with the urgency upon him — there is nothing to beat Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress

    Had we but world enough and time,
    This coyness, lady, were no crime.

  46. Tintarella di Luna

    Pox on Coles and Woolies.

    Hear Hear Bruce of Newcastle — I turn up with my big Peter’s of Kensington and Spotlight bags just to give them the irrits

  47. Bruce of Newcastle

    Btw 2,4-D is one of the ingredients of Agent Orange, which means you and all the other farmers in the world are going to die horribly. /s

  48. Confused Old Misfit

    2,4-D is one of the ingredients of Agent Orange

    Dear Lord. I’m old enough to remember it first coming on the market in Canada.
    As a garden spray it a great advancement.

  49. P

    Could Britain and her allies have ever won the war if Churchill wasn’t OCD and depressive and totally obsessive?

    Being a man and not a scatty female with less sense than a wombat may have had something to do with it.

    Vera Lynn was the key. He may have had the words but Vera Lynn brought it to their hearts through song, with There’ll be Blue Birds Over’, ‘Comin in on a Wing and a Prayer’, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ etc.

  50. DrBeauGan

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2907256, posted on January 14, 2019 at 8:15 pm
    For JC’s benefit, he’s chatting up a chick. Whether it worked, we don’t know.

    For chatting up a chick with the urgency upon him — there is nothing to beat Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress

    Had we but world enough and time,
    This coyness, lady, were no crime.

    Yes indeed. I still wonder if it worked. Maybe back in those days it went down well. But it’s witty and clever so it might have appealed to witty and clever women.

  51. cohenite

    For JC’s benefit, he’s chatting up a chick. Whether it worked, we don’t know.

    She got him.

    Just for the record; Donne wrote about fucking in a sexy, sublime way. But Keats wrote about fucking forever. I don’t know why you don’t like Keats but he was after the perpetual orgasm. Poor bastard, give him a break.

  52. DrBeauGan

    But it’s witty and clever so it might have appealed to witty and clever women.

    Of whom there are some here, but never enough.

  53. calli

    Donne’s flea conceit is fun too.

    Arguing his way into a maiden’s bed by way of insect bite.

    Original, I’ll give him that much.

  54. RobK

    From wattclarity:
    http://www.wattclarity.com.au/articles/2019/01/first-scorching-summer-day-for-the-year-and-the-sky-rocketing-price-of-electricity/

    The first day of scorching summer temperatures for the year has been matched with very high electricity prices in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia for most of the day.  Queensland and Tasmania experienced small patches of very high prices yet prices remained elevated for the balance.  Interestingly Tasmania’s despatch price dipped negative during this time.

    Below I have attached two screen grabs from NEM-Watch. The first showing the capital city temperatures over the day and the dispatch price for each state.  The second is a live grab of the mid-afternoon prices.

    NEM grid predicted to possibly be wobbly tomorrow.

  55. Pedro the Ignorant

    More California weirdness.

    A little parcel from the US arrived in the mail today.

    A label on the box containing the item has this written:

    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm – www. P65Warnings.ca.gov

    Crikey! sez I.

    What was the item I bought from the US? ……… A pocketknife.

    FMD. Peak stupid.

  56. None

    So Dastyari has dumped his wife and is going into some reality TV show. I cannot think of a better storyline for a regressive lefty.

  57. DrBeauGan

    I don’t know why you don’t like Keats but he was after the perpetual orgasm. Poor bastard, give him a break.

    I think he’s shallow, Cohenite. I tbink the Grecian Urn is too obvious. It’s like Ozymandias. The sentiment is trite. I don’t like Shelley either.

    The only one of the romantics I can stand is Byron. Possibly because he was a nasty bastard. Us nasty bastards have to stick together.

  58. John Constantine

    The dioxin load of agent orange, we are assured, came from needing lots of it quick for the war, so they just kept topping the brew vats up from the top and tapping it out from the bottom.

    This left some cooking for weeks or more and boiled it into dioxin.

    What will kill cockies horribly is all the nerve toxins we have to use to dip and backline sheep now arsenic is banned.

  59. DrBeauGan

    calli
    #2907265, posted on January 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm
    Donne’s flea conceit is fun too.

    Arguing his way into a maiden’s bed by way of insect bite.

    Original, I’ll give him that much.

    There’s a nice oblique humour in Donne. She might have laughed so much at the argument she gave into him.

  60. Nob

    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm – www. P65Warnings.ca.gov

    Crikey! sez I.

    What was the item I bought from the US? ……… A pocketknife.

    If you used it to cut your knackers off.

  61. calli

    You’re not mad, bad and dangerous to know you old softie.

    If you were, you’d never let on.

  62. Tailgunner

    IT, get in here and explain why my man, Shane Watson, can’t get a game?
    😀

  63. Confused Old Misfit

    In this august company my poetic preferences might be considered a touch pedestrian.
    Will Shakespeare, Robert Frost and Rudyard Kipling.

  64. Nob

    We used 2, 4, 5 T for the blackberries choking the creeks.
    Worked great.

    Dunno what it did to us. I’m still here … I think.

  65. Nob

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2907255, posted on January 14, 2019 at 8:14 pm
    132andBush

    … urinal blocks

    Correct term is “dunny jubes”.

  66. Black Ball

    Melbourne Stars are just about phucked. Darcy Short smacking 96, not entirely sure why he isn’t in the ODI side.

  67. calli

    They’ll do nicely, Misfit.

  68. Boambee John

    Zycon at 1840

    The whole purpose of mass immigration and multiculturalism (apart from providing servants for wealthy leftists) seems to be to produce the conditions under which anarcho-tyranny can be imposed. This satisfies the lust that lurks in the heart or every member of the fascist left for power over the lives of others.

  69. MatrixTransform

    Donne – The Sun Rising.

    sublime.

  70. Tailgunner

    dioxin load of agent orange

    John, ruok?
    Lol.
    Give your missus(?) a good seeing to, please.
    You’re relentless. Love it.
    Can you help to arm the revolution?

  71. Rae

    The only one of the romantics I can stand is Byron. Possibly because he was a nasty bastard. Us nasty bastards have to stick together.

    More likely because he was gay. And nasty.

  72. Nick

    In Singapore tonight. Hidden Speakeasies with cheap drinks and amazing d served close to a gutter in KL is far more fun. Gee I’m getting spoilt.

  73. DrBeauGan

    calli
    #2907273, posted on January 14, 2019 at 8:43 pm
    You’re not mad, bad and dangerous to know you old softie.

    If you were, you’d never let on.

    I’m doing my best, Calli. I can manage dangerous, but mad is tricky. I am studying Stimpy carefully.

  74. P

    In this august company my poetic preferences might be considered a touch pedestrian.

    Me, I’m plain lowbrow. I like C.J. Dennis.

  75. DrBeauGan

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2907275, posted on January 14, 2019 at 8:43 pm
    In this august company my poetic preferences might be considered a touch pedestrian.
    Will Shakespeare, Robert Frost and Rudyard Kipling.

    Kipling is a man’s poet which is why lefties hate him. His best material is terrific. McAndrews Hymn is magnificent. So is Recessional.

  76. bespoke

    lowbrow pfft this is the only one I remember.

  77. cohenite

    I think he’s shallow, Cohenite. I think the Grecian Urn is too obvious. It’s like Ozymandias. The sentiment is trite. I don’t like Shelley either.

    The only one of the romantics I can stand is Byron.

    Byron was a rich bastard who liked anal sex, with women; but then so did Joyce. In fact they were all after a root and described it in varying styles. I don’t think Keats was obvious or trite but I understand your dislike of their lushness, the romantics that is. The real root chaser was yet to come in D.H. Lawrence and he had none of the linguistic skill of the romantics. Or Donne. For me the best description of sex is:

    Some love is fire: some love is rust:
    But the fiercest, cleanest love is lust

    Although a quite game of cards is also good.

  78. JC

    We’re down the bay and just went for a beach walk. We saw a bunch of dolphins fishing/feeding really close to shore. What a sight. You could sense there was trouble in the water before seeing the fuckers because the calm water looked pock marked and turbulent in concentrated spots. obviously because the fish were rushing off to avoid being dinner. One of the big fuckers came really close to the shore line gulping down what looked like small fish of some type. Love this sort of stuff. What was Darwin’s book called..

    On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

    In this case, the favored were the dolphins and the poor fucks struggling for life were the fish.

  79. Eyrie

    Kipling – First poet of the machine age. Great stuff. “The Sons of Martha”, “Poor Honest men”, “When the Gentlemen go by”. Numerous others. Stories of the soldiers and engineers of the then great British Empire at its peak.

  80. mh

    This is awful.

    Even IT’s scab eating posts were better than this.

  81. RobK

    From http://joannenova.com.au

    South Australia could burn $36 million an hour
    For South Australia tomorrow the AEMO is forecasting the state will need 2,800MW for 2.5 hours at $12,000/MWh. That could be $35m per hour. Note that forecasts in electricity often vary quite a lot from actuals. Looking at the truckload of cash being offered (from a generators point of view) will presumably bring in some extra supply and lower that price.

    Happy daze.

  82. Infidel Tiger

    Australia’s leading gay poet loving, medical ailment sharing website.

  83. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Kipling – First poet of the machine age. Great stuff. “The Sons of Martha”, “Poor Honest men”, “When the Gentlemen go by”. Numerous others. Stories of the soldiers and engineers of the then great British Empire at its peak.

    “Tommy.”

  84. candy

    He sure beats Keats, who is a sentimental nong.

    I enjoyed a poem once and it was Ode to Autumn. A sweet and lovely feel to it. It almost made me like autumn which seems a sad season, to me.

  85. JC

    Dolphins chasing dinner is great poetry. The best. God it was great to watch as I’ve never seen the dinner chase before. It’s kinda like trading in a way… in the old days.

  86. DrBeauGan

    The Wild Party was new to me, Cohenite. Cor, we get some interesting stuff on the Çat. Thanks for that. It should be better known.

  87. Leigh Lowe

    What rhymes with “crackers”?

  88. candy

    Australia’s leading gay poet loving, medical ailment sharing website.

    Ode to a Scab, just writes itself really.

  89. None

    I’m trying to think of any decent Australian love poems. But they’re all puke worthy, like …

    When like the sun I warm her snow,
    She smiles above and melts below.
    And my caress between her thighs.
    Revives the dew of paradise .

    Boilerplate even.

  90. bespoke

    Do you think the dolphins feel guilty eating meet, JC?

  91. JC

    RobK

    I don’t know much about the power market, but if people are making those sorts of predictions it most likely won’t come to pass because the fossil guys will be ready. More likely it would be the most unpredictable demand spikes that cause those sorts of yuge prices.

    But hey, if happens then well and good as those idiots deserve it.

  92. None

    candy

    #2907302, posted on January 14, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Zing.

  93. P

    Even IT’s scab eating posts were better than this.

    No. They were disgusting +++ disgusting.

    I am a RN but those comments on the subject spoiled my lunch as well as staying with me the rest of the afternoon.

  94. Nick

    What rhymes with “crackers”?

    Knackers

  95. Leigh Lowe

    Maracas?

    Hmmm.
    Three syllables.
    The meter demands two.

  96. egg_

    Poetry smack in the middle of a cricket fred would be fitting.
    That’s where I suggested hints on restoring a vintage car, oh wait…

  97. egg_

    What rhymes with “crackers”?

    Whackers.

  98. Infidel Tiger

    Poetry or passionfruit based soft drink chat?

    The tribe has spoken.

    The only poetry worth knowing is Straight Outta Compton.

  99. JC

    Bespoke

    I don’t think so, but you may have a better clue than I do. Do dolphins get stuck into a steak or chop?

  100. Leigh Lowe

    That could work Nick.
    I might be onto a classic romantic sonnet here, albeit a bit risque.

  101. DrBeauGan

    Not but they’re ceevil on the Board. Ye’ll hear Sir Kenneth say:
    “Good morrn, McAndrew! Back again? An’ how’s your bilge to-day?”
    Miscallin’ technicalities but handin’ me my chair
    To drink Madeira wi’ three Earls – the auld Fleet Engineer,
    That started as a boiler-whelp – when steam and he were low.
    I mind the time we used to serve a broken pipe wi’ tow.
    Ten pound was all the pressure then – Eh! Eh! – a man wad drive;
    An’ here, our workin’ gauges give one hunder’ fifty-five!
    We’re creepin’ on wi’ each new rig – less weight an’ larger power:
    There’ll be the loco-boiler next an’ thirty mile an hour!

    Take that, IT.

  102. Percy Popinjay

    Carjackers.

    Speaking of poetry, I’m not seeing any love upthread for those legendary romantics, the Vogons.

    Hugely disappointing.

  103. calli

    Poetry smack in the middle of a cricket fred would be fitting.

    If only the Australian Cricket Team had the committment of the Geebung Polo Club.

    Wooses.

  104. Nob

    John Constantine
    #2907054, posted on January 14, 2019 at 3:41 pm
    BHP catches another load from the golden eagle.

    Good, we got a fair it of work from Thunder Horse and Mad Dog drilling.

    Even the Obama GoM permitorium after Macondo in 2010 helped our Eastern Hemisphere business because it released some high-spec DW rigs and drill ships that then found work in Australia, Israel, Turkey etc.
    You’re taking 1800m of water in the Med off Israel, similar in the Black Sea of Trabzon in Turkey.

    But what really caught my eye in your link was the the headline about Italy politicians trying to shut down further exploration there. Idiots.

  105. Old School Conservative

    Gerard Manley Hopkins was gay?
    I don’t think so.

  106. None

    Packers
    Clackers or is it claquers?

  107. JC

    But Doc

    What do you really think the poet was trying to say but wasn’t spoken in the third verse? Do you think the clue to the hidden parts of the poem was given away in the last three verses? I think so, no?

  108. Infidel Tiger

    You ever pull the skin off a blister and eat it?

    That’s fine dining.

  109. cohenite

    Alright I’ll finish with this since head prefect is trying his best to fit into the artistic tone:

    I met the Bishop on the road
    And much said he and I.
    `Those breasts are flat and fallen now
    Those veins must soon be dry;
    Live in a heavenly mansion,
    Not in some foul sty.’

    `Fair and foul are near of kin,
    And fair needs foul,’ I cried.
    ‘My friends are gone, but that’s a truth
    Nor grave nor bed denied,
    Learned in bodily lowliness
    And in the heart’s pride.

    `A woman can be proud and stiff
    When on love intent;
    But Love has pitched his mansion in
    The place of excrement;
    For nothing can be sole or whole
    That has not been rent.’

    Suck on that you bastards.

  110. Infidel Tiger

    Calluses are a little chewy but have a jerky like quality.

  111. calli

    The sublime arc of a soaring falcon to autocannibalism.

    Catallaxy has something for everyone.

  112. Black Ball

    Watched Jeopardy just now. Tournament Of Champions, last 2 semi finals have seen 6 men with the final comprising 3 males. Obviously something needs to be done to correct this.

  113. egg_

    Packers
    Clackers…

    Careful, could be a reference to clackers with (fudge) packers.

  114. Dr Fred Lenin

    Australian poetry, I remember that macca tosser on the alpbc used to love his bush “pomes” as he called them ,then he read out a 234 verse “pome” some bushy had written , God he was an olympic class bore ,gold medal with diamonds . This rated with “cruel and un natural punishment “ that was before I gave the alpbc the flick for life it is really good to ignore the propaganda .

  115. None

    So IT instead of acknowledging that was a grossly disgusting thing you used to do as a kid you’re actually proud of it and you probably still have a bunch of grotesque habits inversely proportional to your manners. We don’t need to know about them.

  116. MatrixTransform

    Clackers or is it claquers?

    Cloacas, mate cloacas

  117. JC

    This is poetry of a sort.

    Trump referred to Jeff Bezos as Jeff Bozo?

    The fat fuck can at times come up with better nicknames than I do.

    “So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post,” Trump opined leaving it unclear if ‘Bozo’ was a typo or an intentional insult. “Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!” being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post,” Trump opined leaving it unclear if ‘Bozo’ was a typo or an intentional insult. “Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!”

    Imagine this depressing nightmare to come. Imagine a White House without Trump in there. He’s so lovable and entertaining.

  118. John Constantine

    “An ode to lumps of small green putty found in Billy shortens lukewarm butty.”

  119. Percy Popinjay

    The last stage of this epic Thai odyssey commences tomorrow with a pilgrimage to the mystical northern city of Chiang Mai. Still managing to throw the soldiers off my scent through the use of clever disguises and a comprehensive knowledge of local dialects.

  120. JC

    Yea, leaving it unclear if bozo was intentional or not. So unclear.

  121. None

    Bless you Fred, you’re not gonna get an argument from me about the ABC.

  122. egg_

    then he read out a 234 verse “pome” some bushy had written ,

    Not the one about the salty old bushy with the safe in the shed?

  123. None

    “An ode to lumps of small green putty found in Billy shortens lukewarm butty.”

    Haha. Do continue, Comrade.

  124. P

    I said above I like C.J.Dennis, but I forgot to mention I love Shakespeare.
    My fav is The Merchant of Venice, and next is As You Like It (‘All the world’s a stage…’).

    I first saw Shakespeare live when I was 10yrs old – Hamlet. That was the beginning.

    I studied Shakespeare at school and was fortunate enough to see Katherine Hepburn and Robert Helpmann at the Tivoli Theatre in Sydney in 1954 and went back there again for their next tour in 1955 to see more of their performances of Shakespeare. A great memory now for me.

  125. Leigh Lowe

    The sublime arc of a soaring falcon to autocannibalism.

    Catallaxy has something for everyone.

    Is it autocannibalism to eat dead or near-dead pieces which can easily prised off?
    Blisters, boils, warts, scabs, earwax, snot and nose/ear hair come to mind.

  126. candy

    Imagine a White House without Trump in there. He’s so lovable and entertaining.

    That’s true. I’m convinced the Dems would love someone with that energy and personality on their side to lead them. They can’t do humour and interesting stuff though. Always glum.

  127. None

    He’s so lovable and entertaining.

    What are you smoking, JC?

  128. Infidel Tiger

    When the final season of Trump Presidency ends we are never going to care about twitter or politics again.

    Nothing can top it.

    This season is already the best one yet.

  129. DrBeauGan

    This is poetry of a sort.

    Trump referred to Jeff Bezos as Jeff Bozo?

    I draw constant cheer from the reflection that Trump’s tweets are immortal. They will echo down the ages. Schoolkids will have to memorise them centuries from now.

    Doesn’t the thought give you the giggles? It does me.

  130. 132andBush

    Thanks for the above re the 2-4-D, Bruce. Aromatics will be aromatics.

    Rob K or anyone, Loy Yang B running at 107%, does this happen often?

  131. None

    Doesn’t the thought give you the giggles? It does me.

    I genuinely did laugh out loud.

  132. JC

    What are you smoking, JC?

    Benson& Hedges Smooth (gold) and the vape with 6mg e-juice. Why?

  133. Nick

    The sublime arc of a soaring falcon

    I’ve done Falconry. Launching a Falcon at some hidden, squeaking mammal is good fun.

  134. egg_

    You ever pull the skin off a blister and eat it?

    That’s fine dining.

    Topped with custard/body chocolate?

  135. egg_

    None
    #2907354, posted on January 14, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Teh blue None?

  136. Dr Fred Lenin

    Can you imagine the USA today if that criminal lawyer clinton had won? It would be well on the way to perdition ,the globalist fascist communists would be running riot ,the illegals raping killing and stealing while the elites payed out heaps of the money they stole to pay the armed guards around their gated communities , issuing bullshit platitudes to try to cover up their stupidity , like Nero fiddling while Rome burned . The American people owe Trump a huge debt for saving them from this horror .

  137. DrBeauGan

    egg_
    #2907361, posted on January 14, 2019 at 9:52 pm
    Topped with custard/body chocolate?

    Edible Blueberry Body Glitter?

    I see that site also advertises pheromones for women. Quite unnecessary. A dab of scotch on the wrists or under the armpits will work far better, ladies.

  138. cohenite

    Watching Young at Heart with Doris and Sinatra. Frank’s had a bad accident and is in intensive; Doris walks in and puts a fag in his mouth under the approving eye of the Quack. They don’t make them like that anymore.

  139. JC

    cohenite
    #2907364, posted on January 14, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Watching Young at Heart with Doris and Sinatra. Frank’s had a bad accident and is in intensive; Doris walks in and puts a fag in his mouth under the approving eye of the Quack. They don’t make them like that anymore.

    I’ll be.
    Only the other day, Cronkers was admonishing me for smoking in that high pitched ladyboy tone he puts on when he wants to be taken seriously.

  140. Snoopy

    Zimbabwe looks like it’s blowing up. Gunfights have broken out between security forces and armed protesters around Harare.

  141. Snoopy

    The various opposition groups have called for a three-day strike to protest a 250% increase in the price of fuel. Protesters are blocking roads.

  142. C.L.

    Imagine a White House without Trump in there. He’s so lovable and entertaining.

    When the next Republican president is elected, journalists will call him a racist Nazi (etc) and opine about Trump, who “for all his faults …”

  143. Armadillo

    Been away for a few days. No wonder Arky left. This place is a mess.

    Eating the skin off blisters? No wonder the “don’t scroll up” warning was initially issued.

  144. Rae

    I love Shakespeare.
    My fav is The Merchant of Venice, and next is As You Like It

    Hamlet and King Lear for me.

  145. RobK

     Loy Yang B running at 107%, does this happen often?
    With “Lack Of Reserve”warnings today and tomorrow they will take what they can get. LORs used to be nowhere near as common as now. Very High prices are a big incentive. Normally hot ambient temps would reduce output. Im not sure what the coal plants are doing to perform as they are. Its not a desirable way to run the show. (from a technical point of view)

  146. Nick

    He got in trouble for hiring prostitutes in the Phils? It’s sure a strange old world now.

  147. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Navy sub commander relieved of duty for hiring prostitutes in Philippines

    What’s he supposed to do in his time off? Play in the bouncy castle?

  148. Armadillo

    An acquaintance from the Bowlo sent me this. Apologies if Annie’s already posted it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M3VOX49LjGQ

    [for those who like all the intrigue in the US political scene]

  149. cohenite

    Not not starting another bit of trolling head prefect; you’re a funny guy, like a sentient haemorrhoid that craves being scratched.

  150. calli

    Definitely As You Like It.

    Rosalind is a thoroughly modern character.

  151. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Navy sub commander relieved of duty for hiring prostitutes in Philippines

    How does horizontal folk dancing, on leave, affect his ability to command a submarine, FFS?

  152. Leigh Lowe

    When the final season of Trump Presidency ends we are never going to care about twitter or politics again.

    He is to social media what JFK was to television.
    The first one to see the power of the medium and how to use it.
    The swamp inner circle think the Twitter personal attacks are crass and constantly expect it to rebound on him.
    It never does, because the public see, above all else, honesty and directness.
    They’ve seen generations of slimy politicians who get staffers to background journalists who run the story about a political enemy and then ask the slimy pollie a Dorothy Dixer on the subject at a presser. The slimy pollie doesn’t proffer a definitive opinion, but his staffers keep the leak alive as long as they can.
    Trump confronts his enemies head-on.
    FFS, can you name one pollie or advisor since Gutenberg invented the printing press who would dare call the owner of WaPo or NYT a “bozo”?

  153. JC

    Cronkers

    I wasn’t trying to be funny in the least. I was pointing out what a hypocritical wanker you are. Jeez.

  154. jupes

    The ABC writes this story with only one mention of Abos at the end of the article. Anyone would think it was the hard drinker miners who couldn’t handle their piss.

    Tough booze ban for WA’s Pilbara to reduce alcohol-related violence

  155. None

    Special Minister of State Alex Hawke says a $95,000 foreign donation to GetUp just days before foreign donations to political actors were banned is “deeply concerning,” suggesting the left-wing activist network ignored tough new laws just days before they were introduced.

    The Australian revealed todaythat GetUp got the donation from the European Climate Foundation in December just weeks before a January 1 cut-off date for foreign payments.

    Mr Hawke, the minister overseeing political donations and a key lieutenant of Scott Morrison’s, told The Australian that today’s report concerned him and that he would crack down on any organisation which attempted to circumvent the new laws on foreign donations.

    “Reports that certain political actors in Australia have sought to source foreign funds just days before the start date of this legislation taking effect, are deeply concerning,” he said.

    “It is essential that foreign donors do not influence our elections and that organisations in Australia comply with the law. The Morrison government will ensure compliance with this important legislation, both in practice and in spirit, as the Australian public expect.”

    The foreign donations laws passed the Senate late last year with bipartisan support.

    more at the Oz

  156. None

    “It is essential that foreign donors do not influence our elections and that organisations in Australia comply with the law. The Morrison government will ensure compliance with this important legislation, both in practice and in spirit, as the Australian public expect.”

    The foreign donations laws passed the Senate late last year with bipartisan support.

    GetUp was caught in the changes after altering its constitution last year, removing any suggestion they could be considered a charity. Conservatives have used GetUp as a key reason for why foreign donations rules needed to be changed, after it received a number of donations with American and European links.

    Mr Hawke said the laws were necessary to support the integrity of Australia’s electoral system and its sovereignty.

    “We have legislated to ensure that foreign donors can no longer influence Australian politics and the way elections are conducted in Australia,” he said.

    “Foreign governments, foreign billionaires and foreign companies have no legitimate role in funding any activities that influence Australian politics, and that’s why we’ve banned foreign donations.”

    GetUp has said the donation is earmarked for “research” and will not be used for political purposes in the lead-up to this year’s federal election, expected to be held in May.

    A GetUp spokeswoman said there was no need for any concern as the donation was before the cut-off date and the activist network revealed the donation before the laws changed in January.

    “The grant was received in early December and we updated our website with the grant detail at the end of that month, not after Jan 1 like Senator Abetz first claimed,” she said.

    “It’s no surprise that the Federal government is feeling threatened by Australians talking more about climate change.

    “What is Alex Hawke is suggesting? … This (donation) is an exciting opportunity to improve Australians’ understanding of climate change. The people most interested in this are those who are holding back action on climate change.”

    Get Up are dishonest shits.

  157. Armadillo

    How does horizontal folk dancing, on leave, affect his ability to command a submarine, FFS?

    Fake news, surely? Sailors have been screwing prostitutes since like, forever. Oldest profession in the world. What next? Make prostitution illegal?

  158. JC

    FFS, can you name one pollie or advisor since Gutenberg invented the printing press who would dare call the owner of WaPo or NYT a “bozo”?

    Lets be accurate. He didn’t call him a bozo. He referred to him as Jeff Bozo – even funnier. But what’s great about it is how Trump just casually went in for the kill. He may have gone close to destroying him. When the story hit the web someone here thought it was the death of Jeff Bozo.

    Those texts have made him look terrible and now Trump goes for the uppercut.

  159. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The ABC writes this story with only one mention of Abos at the end of the article. Anyone would think it was the hard drinker miners who couldn’t handle their piss.

    I’m remembering a similar scheme in Kalgoorlie a few years ago. The local Aborigines claimed it was clearly discriminatory…

  160. DrBeauGan

    How does horizontal folk dancing, on leave, affect his ability to command a submarine, FFS?

    Fake news, surely? Sailors have been screwing prostitutes since like, forever. Oldest profession in the world. What next? Make prostitution illegal?

    You can’t have men having sex with consenting women. That would be disgusting.

  161. Snoopy

    Snoopy
    #2907366, posted on January 14, 2019 at 10:06 pm
    Zimbabwe looks like it’s blowing up. Gunfights have broken out between security forces and armed protesters around Harare.

    Seems like the reports of armed protesters is incorrect. Instead they’re are security personnel in plain clothes shooting at protesters.

  162. cohenite

    I wasn’t trying to be funny in the least.

    I wasn’t saying you were or are; like I said before, you don’t do irony. Weird.

  163. Armadillo

    Leigh Lowe
    #2907382, posted on January 14, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Great comment, Leigh. The spot lights are on, and the shadows are dancing. For now.

    I can hardly wait until the backstage actors are revealed for who they actually are. Stripped of their makeup. Stripped of their masks.

    Washington is currently a replica of Hollywood. Think about it.

  164. JC

    Doc

    The story appears to be the US commander hired a bunch of hookers for his subordinates. The top dude shouldn’t be fraternizing with his subs like that. I don’t think so anyway. Secondly, the US military had some reasonably strict behavior codes about boning. For instance, at one time (and possibly still in operation), you would be thrown out if you banged someone’s misses. Presumably, some of these dudes could be married and the commander is helping them commit adultery .. with a bunch of possibly STD ridden hookers? He should be marched out.

  165. Armadillo

    It’s simply a “stage” for the majority of these fuckers.

  166. BrettW

    Germany invaded Poland, France, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Greece and Russia etc.

    JC’s probably thinks they started it.

  167. C.L.

    Navy sub commander relieved of duty for hiring prostitutes in Philippines

    They must have been female.

  168. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They must have been female.

    Dunno. Rum, sodomy and the lash, and all that.

  169. DrBeauGan

    Whilome in Albion’s isle there dwelt a youth, 10
    Who ne in virtue’s ways did take delight;
    But spent his days in riot most uncouth,
    And vex’d with mirth the drowsy ear of Night.
    Oh, me! in sooth he was a shameless wight,
    Sore given to revel and ungodly glee;
    Few earthly things found favour in his sight
    Save concubines and carnal companie,
    And flaunting wassailers of high and low degree.

    IT, this is you.

  170. Nick

    Strangely, the USN must have picked the Phils for a bit of R and R for its submariners owing to the superlative pineapple found there, lol.

  171. JC

    Oh God. My stalker’s back. The way the Rooster’s going I may have to ask the blog owner to put an intervention order on him. I may need some form of security? Really creepy stuff.

  172. Nick

    Dunno. Rum, sodomy and the lash, and all that.

    No need for sodomy in the Phils. The local rum is quite ok though as are the cigars.

  173. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    3m
    “Gas prices drop across the United States because President Trump has deregulated Energy and we are now producing a great deal more oil than ever before.”
    @foxandfriends
    But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing? Thought he worked for Kremlin?

  174. Pedro the Ignorant

    Liquor restrictions for the Pilbara.

    Hohohoho. The sly groggers will be ecstatic, their ROI just went through the sound barrier.

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zimbabweans protest over fuel price hike

    Reuters
    36 minutes ago January 14, 2019

    Protesters have barricaded roads and burned tyres in a suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, two days after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a massive fuel price surge in an effort to stem a deepening economic crisis.

    Police fired tear gas on Monday to disperse youths protesting outside the high court in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo, according to video footage from the Centre For Innovation & Technology, a local news service.

    From the Oz.

  176. None

    So the two car collision was actually a pile of Africans jammed into a car running a red light and smashing into an innocent guy on his way to work.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/OzraeliAvi/status/1084740716582993925

  177. Armadillo

    Dunno. Rum, sodomy and the lash, and all that.

    The military types seem to have an obsession with discipline (the lash) and sodomy.

    Why don’t you just marry a decent Sheliah like normal blokes do? Fantasising and training to cut someone in half from a mile away isn’t normal. Nor is cutting someone’s throat close up. It’s rather strange.

    Each to their own I guess. Meh.

  178. None

    I’m with JC; that Commando should walk and can’t walk fast enough for all that JC said and more. He can whoring on his own time, out of uniform, and with his own daughters.

  179. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hohohoho. The sly groggers will be ecstatic, their ROI just went through the sound barrier.

    I’m remembering the bright spark who took a load of cheap wine out to an Aboriginal community, thinking he’d make his fortune. The local elders smashed his stock in trade, and threw him out – the community was Christian, and dry to boot. Just out of Kalgoorlie.

  180. None

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #2907413, posted on January 14, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Nice. We need to hear more of these stories.

  181. DrBeauGan

    mh
    #2907412, posted on January 14, 2019 at 11:39 pm
    Melania Trump
    @FLOTUS
    ❄❄❄
    @WhiteHouse

    https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/1084572709122699264?s=20

    So Melania posts a picture of the white house grounds under snow, and the democrats use it as an excuse to whinge. What contemptible scum they are.

  182. struth

    Australian poetry, I remember that macca tosser on the alpbc used to love his bush “pomes” as he called them ,then he read out a 234 verse “pome” some bushy had written , God he was an olympic class bore ,gold medal with diamonds . This rated with “cruel and un natural punishment “ that was before I gave the alpbc the flick for life it is really good to ignore the propaganda .

    yes, this.

    That Macca is an embarrassment.
    Radio for hobby farmers.
    Actually tries to talk slow.
    I’m embarrassed every time I have heard it.

  183. struth

    You’ve missed nothing Armadillo.
    But how about a bit of warning you’re taking a few days off.
    I’ve been waking up making sure you’re not going for sixty.
    Something you’ll never achieve.

  184. Armadillo

    JC, don’t discount “herd mentality”. The military are taught to follow orders.

    That probably includes shagging STD infected Thai hookers. It’s like a “union” or “boys club”. No free thinkers allowed. You just shag the “lady boy” and everyone has a laugh about it the next morning. Football players are possibly worse. The entire Aussie Cricket team are lesbians.

    The ADF are paying for sex change operations. The “top brass” are dressing up in lipstick and high heels.

    This is the reality. Sad.

    Don’t start me on VICPOL.

  185. None

    I think Melania Trump is correct to say that she is the most bullied person online in the world. I’m liking her so even though she is deeply weird like all of the Trump’s and has this horrid way of standing with her hands in slightly open fists. I think she’s grown into the job really well and I like the fact she just goes and does her thing and doesn’t give a shit about what the haters think. That Great Gatsby Africa tour complete with pith helmet was just fantastic. Totally did the lefties in. Heh.

  186. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nice. We need to hear more of these stories.

    Certain Aboriginal NCO, in the Australian military – he’s gone to God, he was the same age as me, F.F.S. – said the military should have recruited more “blackfella’s” – “look at all the money you’d save on camouflage cream.”

  187. Old School Conservative

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2907381, posted on January 14, 2019 at 10:35 pm
    Navy sub commander relieved of duty for hiring prostitutes in Philippines
    How does horizontal folk dancing, on leave, affect his ability to command a submarine, FFS?

    The key reason for the charges was jealousy.
    He hired 10 hookers.

  188. None

    The other night Arma there was this huge open window ready for a tilt at 60. It was just so beautiful and serene that I almost thought I should juse post 60 comments to piss you off. Always remember that I didn’t.

  189. Miltonf

    These old ABC turds seem to have been around for ever.

  190. JC

    Arma

    Read this.. read carefully the stuff about rooting someone not his wife. The US military seems to take rooting around and marriage pretty seriously.

    Much of Jesse Riemer’s job as a recruiter in the Wisconsin Army National Guard was, naturally, dealing with new recruits. But according to court documents, after he took nude photos of a junior-ranking soldier, invited others to be part of a threesome and had an ongoing affair with a subordinate while he was married, he was court-martialed and eventually kicked out of the Guard.

    Riemer was charged with 13 offenses based on detailed statements given by a number of recently enlisted female soldiers, according to court papers. Among the specifics, as outlined in court documents: “Making inappropriate remarks to a junior soldier about a tattoo on her buttocks”; “engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a junior soldier by wrongfully and repeatedly inviting her to join him for drinks”; “requesting that a junior soldier be part of a threesome with him and another”; and “wrongfully, as a married man, having sexual intercourse with a woman not his wife.”

    He pled guilty to six of the charges; the others were dismissed. He was sentenced to 30 days confinement and given a bad-conduct discharge.

    More here:

    https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/the-consensual-sex-acts-that-can-get-you-kicked-out-of-the-military

  191. Infidel Tiger

    The key reason for the charges was jealousy.
    He hired 10 hookers.

    He hired hookers, he didn’t pick up chicks.

    As I understand it anyone can hire a hooker. Why would anyone be jealous?

    It’s like being jealous because someone is driving a hire car.

  192. Armadillo

    Something you’ll never achieve.

    Patience is my strength. I have a wife and daughter. Sixty un-interupted posts at the Cat is child’s play.

  193. mh

    Even posting a Melania tweet is one in they eye to the haters of the Left.

    The Left and liberals find it hard to understand that the Trumps are still there in the White House. Only six years to go guys!

  194. struth

    Arma, none would easily make 60 while you were still warming up your mouse.

  195. DrBeauGan

    So Melania posts a picture of the white house grounds under snow, and the democrats use it as an excuse to whinge. What contemptible scum they are.

    Someone who didn’t like Melania put up a picture of a whole bunch of frumps with a shot of a nude Melania, and asked the reader to say which one was not like the others, former first ladies. It wasn’t hard to pick the attractive one.

    It was intended to be nasty, but failed.

  196. BrettW

    Hypocrisy much.

    See JC’s constant digs at Joanna, MV, Zulu, Cohenite etc to note who starts the argument first. Sometimes he is bringing up matters from long ago. Add in his constant insults and you have clear evidence that he is deliberately trying to wind people up.

    Funny how my dig at him gets him commenting on intervention order and creepy stuff. If I turn his method of operation back on him somehow I am the stalker or creepy. I can however understand his concern at being constantly being made to look like the moron he is. Clearly the Blog owner has no problem with his behaviour so could not possibly have a problem with my responses or anybody elses.

    If an intervention was needed surely the Blog owner would recognise who the main irritant on this blog is.

    Quote of the day by the Head Prefect.
    “Actually if you care to look, every single one of these stoushes was essentially a counter kicking because they started it”.

    If you are of his “list” I suggest you copy that one for further use when he starts the argument when you have raised an apparently innocuous point. My all time favourite was Zulu posting “2nd” (as in podium) near mid night and this triggered JC to start a stoush.

    JC
    #2907402, posted on January 14, 2019 at 11:14 pm
    Oh God. My stalker’s back. The way the Rooster’s going I may have to ask the blog owner to put an intervention order on him. I may need some form of security? Really creepy stuff.

  197. None

    I believe there are some frat rules in the ADF as well and that’s why that VDH or whatever Griggs character was pretty suss. Contrary to C.L.’s insinuation it is those who flaunt those rules who are the pussies

  198. DrBeauGan

    Contrary to C.L.’s insinuation it is those who flaunt those rules who are the pussies

    I think you mean flout, not flaunt. They are different.

  199. Old School Conservative

    Why would anyone be jealous?

    What I failed to impart to the dear reader was that the guy hired 10 hookers, implying that he had incredible stamina which others were jealous of.
    It was an attempt at a joke, not a reasoned argument.

  200. JC

    Rooster, there’s a difference between stoushing and creepy stalking. When I say 85.7% of your comments are about me, it’s a pretty close estimate.

    You’re starting to creep me out and I’m not the only one whose commented on this obsession you seem to have about me. I’m a happy heterosexual and not in the least bi-curious. Furthermore, you need to try and focus on other subjects other than me. I’m boring and not very nice. Just forget about me.

  201. mh

    Junior is doing sterling work, also.

    Donald Trump Jr.
    Donald Trump Jr.
    @DonaldJTrumpJr
    ·
    6m
    Silence of the Moms: Media Refuse to Discuss Angel Families (link: http://bit.ly/2FwCh79) bit.ly/2FwCh79 via
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    https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/1084798887326568448?s=20

  202. struth

    I think you mean flout, not flaunt. They are different.

    Don’t you find those with a minimal grasp of engrish, slitely unoying?

  203. DrBeauGan

    Don’t you find those with a minimal grasp of engrish, slitely unoying?

    I’m used to it.

  204. Armadillo

    Arma, Read this.. read carefully the stuff about rooting someone not his wife. The US military seems to take rooting around and marriage pretty seriously.

    I only ever read your comments JC, I never “click on” your links.

    You remind me too much of CL. It could be Gillard “shaking her booty” or even worse, Nigella.

    I’m not prepared to take the chance.

  205. Infidel Tiger

    It was an attempt at a joke, not a reasoned argument.

    This is a serious blog, pal.

    Next you’ll be talking about cream soda and eating scabs.

  206. struth

    is this blog the fastest moving, busiest blog in Australia, or am I just pissed and drugged?

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I believe there are some frat rules in the ADF

    That’s news to me – I’m remembering a certain senior officer, who regarded the wives of his junior officers as legitimate conquests.

  208. jupes

    He hired 10 hookers.

    Back in the days before the military was emasculated, no one would have given a fuck about sailors hiring hookers in port. Why would they FFS?

    IIRC prostitutes were called hookers after Major General Hooker’s “army” of prostitutes that followed his division during the Civil War.

  209. DrBeauGan

    Infidel Tiger
    #2907441, posted on January 15, 2019 at 12:17 am
    This is absolutely incredible:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jemelehill/status/1084506960043507717

    A must watch.

    Jeez. That makes a life of crime look good.

  210. Old School Conservative

    struth
    #2907445, posted on January 15, 2019 at 12:20 am
    is this blog the fastest moving, busiest blog in Australia, or am I just pissed and drugged?

    Yes.

  211. struth

    IIRC prostitutes were called hookers after Major General Hooker’s “army” of prostitutes that followed his division during the Civil War.

    They knew how to make war in those days.
    But you tell the young folk now and they just dooooooon’t believe you.

  212. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    IIRC prostitutes were called hookers after Major General Hooker’s “army” of prostitutes that followed his division during the Civil War.

    Major General “Fighting Joe” Hooker’s carriage was often seen, outside certain ” houses of pleasure” in Washington.

  213. Armadillo

    Clearly the Blog owner has no problem with his behaviour so could not possibly have a problem with my responses or anybody elses.

    Einstein just nailed it. Continue you on with your enlightening revelations. We’re all ears.

  214. Steve trickler.

    Whatever it was, it chalked up a body count. A lot of people died.



  215. struth

    IIRC prostitutes were called hookers after Major General Hooker’s “army” of prostitutes that followed his division during the Civil War.

    and just exactly how old are you?

  216. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m boring and not very nice.

    You proved that, on this blog, a long time ago.

    You’re drunk. Go to bed, and sleep it off.

  217. struth

    you might be able to have a crack now, arma, they seem to have drifted of to snoozeville.
    Time to strike.
    I’ll keep guard.

  218. JC

    The subordinates weren’t sanctioned. It appears only the commander was and justifiably so. They obtained the info because a sailor dobbed on him.

  219. Armadillo

    and just exactly how old are you?

    LOL. You have to remember that most of the stuff Zulu talks about comes from books.

  220. JC

    Ronery

    After today’s “holocaust” of military and aboriginal tourettes, the last person who should be talking about boring is you. Seriously, what do you see when you look in mirror? Are you ever embarrassed. That’s a lead in for the next session of therapy.

  221. Armadillo

    that was jupes.

    So it was. My error.

  222. Leigh Lowe

    So Melania posts a picture of the white house grounds under snow, and the democrats use it as an excuse to whinge. What contemptible scum they are.

    It’s stolen.
    That view from the White House window is not hers.
    It belongem Hilary.

  223. Armadillo

    Comment about Zulu still stands.

  224. JC

    Yea, he’s through 59% of the entire Amazon book list. Didn’t you know. He’s 24/7 on the Cat and also reads 356 books a day

    But this is why I get angry with him and why I often plead he should move to Facebook.

    The other day, the cretin attempted a business topic and totally fucked it up. He read (yea) in some book that Henry Ford improved production of the T from one every 12.5 hours to one a minute over a short period of time ( I forget the interval). The innumerate read “built” to mean Ford’s plant was literally “building” one car per minute. It didn’t occur to this genius that is impossible and the assembly line is but one facet in actually building a car. Even now takes about 20 hours for say Toyota. In single man hours it takes about 3.5 months for beginning to end and that is without counting the time to get the raw commodities ready like steal and plastics etc. Can anyone blame me for losing my temper with the stupid? Fair’s fair.

  225. JC

    And the latest in climate change news..providing more evidence as though any was needed that the California fires were the result of fast moving climate change.

    PG&E Sparked at Least 1,500 California Fires. Now the Utility Faces Collapse.
    The Golden State’s largest utility has struggled to reduce fire risks as its equipment keeps igniting blazes

  226. Armadillo

    I want to go back to my anology of Washington being a reflection of Hollywood.

    There are certainly some similarities there. Massive ones. It’s almost as if they have melded into the same thing. Washington has become “the big stage”. It is no longer about representation, but rather actors.

    Looking at what happened in Hollywood, is an indication of what is really going on in Washinghton. These people are living on a movie set. Weinstein and Co are the directors, the financiers are the backers, and the politicians are the actors.

    Everything is about image. Nothing is about substance.

    American bought the “American Dream”, hook line and sinker. So did the rest of the world.

    I’m going to watch some episodes of “Happy Days” to cheer myself up. The Fonz was pretty cool.

  227. Armadillo

    The innumerate read “built” to mean Ford’s plant was literally “building” one car per minute.

    This doesn’t surprise me in the least.

  228. Jannie

    JC is a little tyrant, mean as a stepmother and a classroom bully. Whoever made him head prefect is a sicko. His ranting about Ronery is on the verge of insanity. He is the most unpleasant poster on the Open Forum, but he has some interesting stuff all the same.

  229. Armadillo

    Did he mention his library?

  230. None

    Thanks BG : they flout with those who flaunt.

  231. Armadillo

    JC is a little tyrant,

    Hardly an apt description. Argue with him if you want. Make your case.

  232. Armadillo

    I have a “beef” with JC’s personal judgement about romancing with mOnster. Lunch dates and stuff.

    It doesn’t mean everything he says is rubbish. Most of it is pretty sound.

    We all have character flaws.

  233. mho

    Three things that are now overdue:

    * Theresa May losing the leadership of the Tory Party
    * Trump declaring a National Emergency
    * The very sick RBG resigning

    I have no confidence in these things happening.

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